Ivona W. Duke, age 88, passed away on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 in Columbia, Tennessee.
Ivona was born on November 30th, 1932 to the late John L. Woody and Grace Hornbuckle Woody in Madison County, Alabama.
Ivona is one of her eight brothers and sisters. At a young age, she very quickly learned how to speak her mind and “tell it how it is”. She was a long-time member of Northside Baptist Church. She had a very spunky personality that drew so many near and dear to her, something that her family will miss the most. Ivona loved to garden in her yard, always caring for her hydrangeas and enjoying the fruits of her labor. She had a natural talent for cooking, she could open any cabinet or pantry and make something absolutely delicious, especially her famous chocolate pie. She adored her family and will be so deeply missed.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Tracy (Christine) Duke; three grandchildren: Tyler, Lauren, and Wyatt; two great-grandchildren: Emery and Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held for Ms. Ivona on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 6:00 PM, with one hour of visitation prior.
Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family by visiting